It has long been known that people get a special kind of rush when they are listening to their favorite tunes, earning strong and positive emotional responses. However, researchers have now found strong evidence that preferred music actually boosts brain function.
Researchers investigating robotic locomotion recently took a tiny mechanical swimmer to the sea for the first time, testing how well it can swim in real churning waters. The robot, inspired by the "sculling" motion of octopus, boasts eight legs and can even slowly crawl along the ocean floor.
A team of scientists recently decided to "go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before," to uncover new truths about violent bedrock river flow. And their discoveries have not disappointed. According to a new study, rivers flow in a much more complex pattern than you could ever imagine.
A new microchip has been developed that can simulate the "microenvironment" of tumor growth in a living body. While it may seem far-fetched that a synthetic technology can mimic the conditions of a purely natural disease, researchers are claiming that is perfect for studying the effectiveness of experimental nanoparticle treatments.
It has long been known that stress is a dangerous thing. Now, researchers have found that intense and consistent worry can lead to the sudden development of asthma in people who have never experienced shortness of breath before.
Researchers recently used World Health Organization (WHO) statistics on the current Ebola outbreak to estimate just how many additional infections would occur by the end of September. They found that an estimated 6,800 new cases are likely to occur, raising the question "what is making this outbreak so bad?"
Researchers have long been concerned that the rapid environmental changes that are occurring all over the world will eventually lead to stunningly decreased biodiversity. Now, a new study of the Sargasso Sea shows that, at least in some parts of the world, this may be already well underway.
Researchers have found that damsels in distress are far more likely to impact insect populations than climate change alone. Observations of damselflies and other insects have led to the conclusion that fear of predation is the main driver of how fast or slow insects grow, despite claims that temperature could be a major influence.
A team of researchers are fighting an invasive and destructive pest threatening North American forests with an unusual strategy. Male emerald ash borers trying to mate with "female" decoys are in for a fatally shocking surprise. And more surprisingly still, the strategy seems to be working.
Hops - a key ingredient in beer - has been found to contain a compound that aids cognitive function in young animals, but not in old. This raises questions not only about responsible drinking, but also about potential preventative treatments for cognitive decline.
According to a recent study, galaxies have cannibalistic tendencies. And for the massive and nearby Andromeda galaxy, the Milky Way will one day be a midnight snack.
Researchers have long suspected that the 'Year Without Summer' was caused by the combination of two massive volcanic eruptions, whose far-reaching clouds of smoke and soot literally blacked out the Sun. However, only one of these volcanic eruptions was ever found on record... until now.
There is a small icy moon that circles Uranus that many consider one of the most visually striking heavenly bodies in our solar system. That's because the face of this moon is marred by three incredibly unusual surface features. Now researchers believe they have determined just what created them.
It has long been known that climate change is impacting the world's ecosystems for better or worse, but a new study details one way that the dog-eat-dog world of nature is changing that a lot of experts didn't see coming. Changing wind patterns are altering how easily predators can find prey, resulting in new situations that many species are just not prepared for.
Researchers have found that exercise isn't just good for your body, it's good for your chemotherapy too. That's according to a new study that has found evidence supporting the theory that chemotherapy combined with exercise shrinks tumors faster than just chemo alone.